On Board at PointCast
Two new directors were named to the board last week of PointCast, Sunnyvale, Calif.: Jeffrey Cunningham, former group publisher of Forbes, and Dawn Gould Lepore, executive vice president and chief information officer of The Charles Schwab Corp. The two were named to the board to augment PointCast's position in the media and technology industries. Steve Heyer, president and COO of Turner Broadcast Systems, joined the company's board last February. PointCast, which distributes a push service, two weeks ago withdrew a plan for a public offering.
The earnings report card for a variety of online companies came out last week. Those who beat analysts' expectations include: Amazon.com, Seattle, SportsLine USA, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Ameritrade, Omaha, Neb., US Web, San Jose, Calif., and RealNetworks, Seattle. ETrade, Palo Alto, Calif., met earnings projections but reported, despite a recent investment, that it anticipates losses in upcoming quarters to finance expansion and marketing efforts. CNET, San Francisco, posted its first Net profit of $254,000.
New AT&T Business
InterActive8, New York, has redesigned the AT&T Business Traveller site. It has also created a new service site for AT&T to support its merger with local phone service TCG.